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aura

australian ultra runners association inc.

ANNUAL REPORT 2010

AND NOTICE OF MEETING

Results in International competition Records broken for year Championship results Annual awards

Long-time AURA member Bill Thompson at Nerang State Forest.

Financials & statutory


PO Box 282, Runaway Bay Qld 4216 Tel 07 5537 8872 Fax 07 3011 1017 Mobile 0408 527 391 Email: president@aura.asn.au Internet: www.aura.asn.au

ANNUAL REPORT - 2010 Dear Members Your committee is pleased to report on the activities of your Association for the financial year ended 31 December 2010. OVERVIEW AND FUTURE DIRECTION The purpose of your Association is to promote the sport of ultra-running; that is, events longer than a standard marathon. In this regard, your committee is desirous of attracting more runners to ultra events, improving the quality of performances, and ensuring that athletes remember the event as a satisfying experience. Your committee is pleased to report that the number of participants in ultra marathons in Australia has continued to increase. The numbers contesting our various races are at record levels, the numbers of races are at record levels and new race records are being set in almost every event on the calendar. It is also important to ensure that we compete on the international stage at a reasonable level. The fact that we have continued to improve our position at world championships these past 3 – 4 years is no accident. The athletes selected to represent your country and AURA have competed with distinction. Detailed results appear elsewhere in this report. The second Commonwealth championships will be held in Wales in September 2011. The events will comprise a 24 hour race and a trail race of 55km. There is a reasonable chance that these two events will be included in future Commonwealth Games and ultimately in the Olympics. We have come a long way in the past few years and it is a great tribute to our athletes, our members, our various race organisers and their volunteers, and our administration.

Martin Fryer powering to a new 24hr Commonwealth record, 2009

RACE CALENDAR Sanctioning requirements for inclusion of races in our race calendar are provided online. We make concerted efforts to ensure that sanctioned races are conducted to a reasonable standard and we actively promote those races that are included our calendar. In particular we are proud of our partnership with several major events: Six Foot Track marathon, Canberra marathon and 50k, Wild Endurance 100, The North Face 100 and the Kokoda Challenge. We also acknowledge the depth of commitment of the race directors to over 30 other races on our calendar and thank those race directors and their volunteers who so unselfishly give up their time to organise and conduct these races. It is not an easy task. In particular, we congratulate and thank the following race directors for the new races added to our race calendar for the 2010 year and thank the race directors concerned for taking on this responsibility.

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Narawntapu (previously Four Beaches), January WA 3/6/12 Hour Challenge, February Washpool, April (October in 2011) Adelaide 6-12-24 hour, June Kep Track, June Spiny Cray trail, October and the following for 2011 Two Bays, January Centennial Park 100, February Nerang State Forest, April Wild Horse Criterium, April Kuranda to Port Douglas, August

Peter Brett (Ian Cornelius from 2011) Nathan Fawkes Greg Waite Ben Hockings Rob Donkersloot Shane White Rohan Day April Palmerlee Ian Cornelius Alun Davies Larry Lawson

Thanks also to Andy Hewat and Brett Saxon for taking over the race organisation of Bogong to Hotham and to Mike Grayling who has acted as race director for many years, without whom the race would never have survived after cancellations because of bushfires in 2003, 2004 and 2007. participations in AURA sanctioned events

AURA sanctioned events

6000

no. of events

50 40

4000

30 20

2000

10

0

0 2006

2007

2008

2009

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2010

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION IAU 24 hour World Championships The IAU 24 hour world championships (WC) were held in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France on 13-14 May 2010. Women Pos’n

Name

km

6

Sharon Scholz

224.885

9

Meredith Quinlan

217.851

13

Susannah Harvey-Jamieson

212.127

29

Allison Lilley

191.612

3

Team aggregate (1st 3 to count)

654.863

Men Pos’n

Name

km

17

Jo Blake

245.300

36

Michael Lovric

226.346

77

Anth Courtney

204.059

93

John Pearson

10

186.011 st

Team aggregate (1 3 to count)

675.705

Sharon Scholz at Brive, leading the Aussie team to their first ever podium finish at a world championship. Sharon was ultimately voted female Australian and international ultra runner for 2010

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Following the unfortunate cancellation of the 2011 24 Hour WC set for Brugg, Switzerland in June, the IAU sought an alternate venue. Their quest was unsuccessful and there will be no world 24 hr championships for 2011. The 2012 24 Hour WC has already been set for Poland in September. IAU 100km World Championships Australia fielded a team at the IAU 100km World Championships held at Gibraltar on 7 November 2010. Men Pos’n

Name

Time

46

Dean Cook

7:49:34

49

Andrew Heyden

7:50:28

65

Tim Craddock

8:16:26

Team aggregate (1st 3 to count)

23.56.28

15th Women Pos’n

Name

19

Kerrie Bremner

46

Emily Novak-Niemela Team aggregate (1st 3 to count)

Time 8:24:48 10:40:30 N/A

The next IAU 100km World challenge will be held in Winschoten, Holland in late 2011.

Kerrie Bremner, Team Captain at Gibraltar on her way to a PB

IAU Trail World Challenge No IAU Trail World Challenge was held in 2010. The next IAU Trail World Challenge will be held in Connemara, Ireland in July 2011. IAU 50km trophy race The IAU 50km trophy race was held in Galway, Ireland on 29 August 2010. Australia was represented by June Petrie and Tressa Lindenberg. June finished 7th woman in 3:42:18, setting a new Australian W45 record in the process and Tressa finished in 10th place. Commonwealth championships The inaugural Commonwealth championships, held under the auspices of the Commonwealth Games Federation, the IAAF, the IAU and the WMRA were conducted in Keswick, Cumbria, UK from 17 to 20 September, 2009. The results were reported in last year's annual report. The next Commonwealth championships will be held in Wales in late September 2011. The events to be contested will be a 24hr race and a 55 km trail race. Congratulations to all of our athletes who represented us in international competition.

June Petrie - W45 Australian record

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS To be eligible to contest the AURA national championships, athletes must be a citizen of Australia and must be a member of AURA. For purposes of Athletics Australia championships (50 km and 100 km road) athletes need to be Australian citizens. To represent Australia in international ultra running competition in events conducted under the auspices of the IAAF (i.e., the IAU 100km World championship), they also need to be Australian citizens. 4 of 18


50 km road - This race is normally conducted in Canberra with the 50k forming an option on their marathon day. However, the Canberra marathon was beset with legal problems and was cancelled in 2010. Our 50k championships were conducted as part of the Gold Coast 100k, held on 13 June 2010. Women1

Tressa Lindenberg

QLD

41

3:40:23

2

Marita Eisler

QLD

30

3:46.41

3

Tamyka Bell

QLD

29

4:19.16

1

Chris Hills

SA

25

3:12.45

2

Brendan Davies

NSW

34

3:18.19

3

David Staehr

VIC

33

3:23.35

Men-

L-R David Staehr, Chris Hills, Tressa Lindenberg, Brendan Davies

100 km road – held on the Gold Coast on 13 June 2010 Women 1

Kerrie Bremner

ACT

47

8:55:45

2

Emily Novak-Niemela

ACT

28

9:20:29

3

Cassie Smith

QLD

40

11:27:33

1

Dean Cook

ACT

36

7:38:18

2

Andrew Lee

NSW

40

8:03:30

3

Kelvin Marshall

QLD

46

8:53:07

Men

24 hour track – held in Brisbane on 28 - 29 June 2010

Dean Cook 7:38:18

Women 1

Clare Holland

NSW

50

178.641km

2

Lisa Harvey-Smith

NSW

30

168.619km

3

April Palmerlee

NSW

42

155.182km

Men – 1

Colin Solomon

QLD

45

190.935km

2

Geoff Last

QLD

59

169.814km

3

Stuart Price

NSW

34

164.121km

The overall race winner was Bernadette Benson of Perth with 200.886km. Bernadette was not eligible for the national championship trophy, however, as she had not yet obtained Australian citizenship.

Overall race winner, Bernadette Benson, 200.886km

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48 hour track – held at Caboolture on 30 July to 1st August 2010 Women-

1

Sharon Scholz

VIC

34

333.026km

2

Alison Lilley

NSW

39

228.183km

3

No third female placegetter

Men1

Ron Schwebel

NSW

57

240.705km

2

Trevor Allen

QLD

33

202.595km

3

Tony Collins

NSW

63

182.849km

Trail Race Championship The event selected for 2010 was the Six Foot Track Marathon held on 13 March 2010. By arrangement with the race organisers, all contestants not already members of AURA were deemed on-the-day members. Women – 1 2 3

Colleen Middleton Angela Bateup Michelle McAdam

NSW NSW NSW

Alexander Matthews David Criniti Andrew Lee

NSW NSW NSW

48

4:03:09 4:05:57 4:11:42

Men 1 2 3

31 40

3:20:49 3:24:25 3:30:17

RECORD ACHIEVEMENTS The following records were broken during the year under review: Men’s Road Ron Schwebel Ron Schwebel Ron Schwebel Ron Schwebel Women’s Road Amanda Smith Amanda Smith Sharon Scholz Sharon Scholz Sharon Scholz Sharon Scholz Sharon Scholz Sharon Scholz Susan Worley June Petrie

100 miles 12hr 24hr 12hr

France France France Adelaide

19:15:32 106.770 186.110 116.972

Australian M55 Australian M55 Australian M55 Australian M55

6hr 12hr 200km 50 miles 100 miles 6hr 12hr 24hr 6hr 50km

Narrabeen Narrabeen France France France France France France Adelaide Ireland

56.500km 100km 21:05:53 7:44:31 16:33:03 64.139km 123.070km 224.885km 41.082km 3:42:18

Australian W45 Australian W45 Australian Open and W30 Australian W30 Australian Open and W30 Australian Open and W30 Australian Open and W30 Australian Open and W30 Australian W60 Australian W45 6 of 18


Marie Boyd Marie Boyd Marie Boyd Marie Boyd Men's track Ron Schwebel Ron Schwebel Ron Schwebel Women's track Sharon Scholz Sharon Scholz Sharon Scholz Marie Boyd Marie Boyd

100km 50 miles 24hr 12hr

Cleveland, US Cleveland, US Cleveland, US Cleveland, US

17:21:07 13:31:17 133.848km 73.933km

Australian W60 Australian W60 Australian W60 Australian W60

100km 50 miles 12hr

Launceston Launceston Launceston

9:52:19 7:16:15 116.838km

Australian M55 Australian M55 Australian M55

200km 48hr 6hr 100km 24hr

Caboolture Caboolture Coburg Brisbane Brisbane

26:26:54 333.026km 71.927km 15:17:20 146.539km

Australian W30 Australian Open and W30 Australian W30 Australian W60 Australian W60

AWARDS AND PRIZES Female Ultra Athlete of the Year‌..Sharon Scholz (Vic) Sharon had a stellar year. She won the Mansfield to Buller (ladies section) in January, then the Coburg 6hr in March with just under 72km. She followed this up with a 6th in the World 24hr championships in Brive-la-Gaillarde in May with 224.885km. She spearheaded our ladies team, who finished on the podium (3rd) for the first ever podium finish by an Australian team at a World championship. Sharon's performances resulted in new 6hr, 12hr and 24hr Australian road records. At the end of July, Sharon travelled to Caboolture where she won the Australian 48 hour championship outright with 333.026km, breaking Helen Stanger's long-standing1995 record of 329.256km. Sharon then raced at Moe where she finished 2nd (1st Australian citizen) in the 6 hour women's section with just under 66km. She followed this up with an outstanding performance in winning the ladies section of the Coast to Kosciuszko in a new race record time of 32:14:32.

Summit, Mt Kosciuszko race record

Male Ultra Athlete of the Year‌..Jo Blake (NSW)

Jo captained the Australian team to contest the IAU 24 hr world championships in Brive-la-Galliarde, France in May. He finished in 17th position in the men's section and was top Australian with a solid 245.300km on a difficult course. He then contested the 246km Spartathlon in Greece in September, finishing 29th despite a torn lateral quad. He finished the year with a win in the 242km Coast to Kosciuszko.

Jo Blake - spartathlon

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Rising star award….Chris Hills The Rising Star award is awarded to the ultra runner of 25 years and under (male or female) with the most impressive performances for the year. That person was Chris Hills (DOB 15-08-1985) who won the Gold Coast 50km in June 2010 in a time of 3:12:45.

Bryan Smith Award…..Martin Fryer The Bryan Smith award is awarded to the ultra athlete with the best 24 hour performance for the year. That person was Martin Fryer, with 259.481km achieved at Soochow University, Taipei in December 2010.

Chris Hills, winner Gold Coast 50 in 3:12:45

Cliff Young Gumboot award…..Roger Guard The Cliff Young award is made to the athlete of 60 years and over with the best 24 hour performance for the year. That person was Roger Guard with 180.566km achieved at Caboolture in July 2010. AURA aggregate points competition…..Sharon Scholz This competition is based on a complex formula with points being awarded for wins and placings, bonuses where the races are AURA championships, Roger Guard at Caboolture bonuses for world class performances and Australian & world records and points per km for distances run. The winner for 2010 was Sharon Scholz with 111 points, followed by Mal Gamble with 100 points, Kerrie Bremner (62 points) and Susannah HarveyJamieson (58 points). For more information, see http://www.aura.asn.au/points_comp.html OPERATIONS Records. David Billett has the unenviable and painstaking task of seeking out race results from race directors, sifting through the results to determine who are AURA members, allocating the appropriate number of points, checking for records, scrutinising lapsheets, etc. Thanks to David for a job well done. Full details of records awarded and points gained appear in each issue of Ultramag and on our website. 100, 200 & 250 Club. These awards are made to those who have achieved 100 mile, 200 km and 250 km in 24 hours track. To qualify it is essential that the feat be achieved on a standard athletic track or, if on a road course, then one that has been properly measured to AURA standards. It also needs to be performed in a race (not a solo run) and verified by the race director. Those who achieve this feat will be included in the 100, 200 or 250 Club listing which will appear from time to time in AURA’s official publication, Ultramag and on the website. A commemorative polo shirt is available for purchase. Runners who have achieved this feat in the past will be automatically recognised. Ultramag. We thought that Kevin Cassidy's 8 year stint as Ultramag editor would be a hard act to follow, but Julia Thorn has picked up the reins very well and is quickly stamping her mark as new editor. The magazine, produced quarterly, contains details of forthcoming races, race results, race reports, various stories, pictures and details of records. The publication has been upgraded to include more pics and a colour cover. There will be some advertising content, the purpose of which is to defray costs of publication. The magazine is far more attractive with the colour content. Thanks to Julia for a job well

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done. Thanks also to the seemingly indefatigable couple of Bruce and Sue Cook for their skills in assembling and printing the magazine. Website. The website at www.aura.asn.au was launched in 2007. There is a wealth of information on the website, including race calendar, race results, records and stories. Running apparel. A new range of apparel is available including polo shirts, AURA 100 club shirts, tee shirts, running singlets and caps. Please support AURA by wearing this apparel at the events you contest. For further information contact the clothing officer, Brett Saxon on 0418 557 052. STATUTORY Committee Members The names of the executive committee members throughout the year and at the date of this report are: Ian Cornelius, President Robert Boyce, Vice President Brett Saxon, Secretary Jonathan Blake, Treasurer Principal Activities The principal activities of the association during the financial year were to encourage the development of and participation in ultra running within Australia and to support national teams representing Australia at IAU World Championships and other international events. Significant Changes No significant change in the nature of these activities occurred during the year. Operating Result The profit after providing for income tax amounted to $6,815 (2009, $7,845) FINANCIAL & LEGAL Results and Position The accompanying statements of account reveal a surplus of income over expenditure of $6,815 (2009, $7,845). AURA receives no financial support from Athletics Australia, the Australian Sports Commission or any other government funding. Stock of clothing at year end is not brought to account. Travel costs for sending teams overseas amounted to $5,700 (2009, $6,050). Your committee is very proud of the fact that we have been able to make a meaningful contribution to the cost of sending representative teams overseas. We trust that they will regard this as some small measure of our gratitude for the enormous amount of work they do in preparing for these arduous events at the very top level. Net assets at year end amounted to $23,666 compared with $16,851 at the end of the previous year. Overall, your Association’s financial position, when considered in conjunction with planned initiatives, is considered to be quite sound. Memberships Memberships at year end remained steady. It is hoped that with more publicity for events that event numbers will continue to increase, as well as the number of AURA members. Members are asked to

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encourage others to join. It is considered that AURA offers a considerable amount for its members with the Ultramag, championship races, rankings, records, 100 club, points race, various awards, etc.

APPRECIATION We are proud of the progress we have made these past few years. AURA and ultra running in Australia have never been stronger. None of this would have been possible without the efforts of a very dedicated committee, headed by Ian Cornelius (President), Robert Boyce (Vice- President), Brett Saxon (Secretary and clothing), Jo Blake (Treasurer), David Billett (Records Officer), Bernadette Benson (Compliance), Julia Thorn (Ultramag editor), Mark Swinkels (database co-ordinator), Peter Brett (Advertising sales) and Sandra Howorth (Trophies). Other AURA members have also made meaningful contributions to our organisation over the course of the year. We also acknowledge the many very committed and dedicated race directors and volunteers and, of course, the members, without whom none of this would have been possible. We offer our sincere thanks to every single one of you, members, partners, sponsors, and stakeholders. Signed in accordance with a resolution of the Members of the Committee.

Ian Cornelius – President

Jo Blake - Treasurer

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AUSTRALIAN ULTRA RUNNERS ASSOCIATION INC. INCOME STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2010

Note

2010 $

2009 $

INCOME Subscriptions - Members

24,469

18,925

Subscriptions - Event Listing & Insurance

8,963

8,910

Advertising and sponsorships

2,400

5,000

40

1,130

Donations

140

160

Interest received

152

165

36,164

34,290

-

1,750

Clothing sales

1c

Total income EXPENDITURE AURA Point Score Prizes

1d

Bank fees and charges

20

4

Clothing purchases

627

2,475

Filing fees

141

Insurance

3,648

2,670

Marketing & promotion

869

Postage

140

337

IAU Subscription

200

326

5,700

6,050

Travel expense - AUS Teams Travel reimbursement

800

Trophies and certificates

-

2,803

1,462

11,499

11,371

2,902

-

29,349

26,445

6,815

7,845

-

-

6,815

7,845

RETAINED PROFITS AT START OF THE YEAR

16,851

9,006

RETAINED PROFITS AT END OF THE YEAR

23,666

16,851

Ultramag costs Website hosting & maintenance Total expenditure Profits before income tax Income tax expense

1a

Profits after income tax

AUDITOR'S REPORT I have audited the statements of Income and Expenditure for the year ended 31 December 2010. In my opinion the statements are correct and disclose a true and fair view of the transactions upon the accounts of Australian Ultra Runners Association Inc for the year ended 31 December 2010. Stuart Roger Cole CA Breakfree Accounting & Taxation 196 Russell Street BATHURST NSW 2795 The accompanying notes form part of this financial report

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AUSTRALIAN ULTRA RUNNERS ASSOCIATION INC. BALANCE SHEET AT 31 DECEMBER 2010 2010 $

2009 $

CURRENT ASSETS Cash at Bank - Westpac IBD Cash at Bank - Westpac Maxi Direct

16,603

11,105

5,570

5,176

Stock on Hand

-

Trade Debtors

2,865

4,510

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

25,038

20,791

TOTAL ASSETS

25,038

20,791

1,225

3,740

147

200

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

1,372

3,940

TOTAL LIABILITIES

1,372

3,940

23,666

16,851

Retained profits

23,666

16,851

TOTAL MEMBER FUNDS

23,666

16,851

CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade Creditors Sundry creditors and accruals

NET ASSETS MEMBERS' FUNDS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Note 1: Statement of Significant Accounting Policies This financial report is a special purpose financial report prepared in order to satisfy the financial reporting requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act (Victoria). The committee has determined that the association is not a reporting entity. The financial report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act (Victoria) and the following Australian Accounting Standards: AASB 1031 Materiality AASB 110 Events after the Balance Sheet Date No other applicable Accounting Standards, Australian Accounting Interpretations or other authoritative pronouncements of the Australian Accounting Standards Board have been applied. The financial report has been prepared on an accruals basis and is based on historical costs and does not take into account changing money values, or, except where specifically stated, current valuations of non-current assets. The following material accounting policies, which are consistent with the previous period unless otherwise stated, have been adopted in the preparation of this financial report. continued.........

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Notes to accounts (cont'd) Income Tax The Association is not registered for income tax purposes on the basis that revenue is exempt from income tax under s 50-45 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and the principle of mutuality. b. Stock on Hand Stock purchased is expensed in the year of purchase. purchase. It is acknowledged that there is a value to stock held by the Association at the end of the financial year and this estimation of value is recorded in the Notes to the Financial Statements.

c. Clothing sales Clothing sales were made as part of annual subscriptions by members. A notional value of $500 has been recorded for reporting purposes in additional to separately identifiable sales.

STATEMENT BY MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE The committee has determined that the association is not a reporting entity and that this special purpose financial report should be prepared in accordance with the accounting policies outlined in Note 1 to the financial statements. In the opinion of the committee the financial report as set out herein:

1. Presents a true and fair view of the financial position of the Australian Ultra Runners Association Inc. as at 31 December 2010 and its performance for the year ended on that date. 2. At the date of this statement, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the Australian Ultra Runners Association Inc. will be able to pay its debts as and when they fall due. This statement is made in accordance with a resolution of the Committee and is signed for and on behalf of the Committee by:

Ian Cornelius – President

Date:

20th

day of

Jo Blake - Treasurer

April

2011

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AURA – ROLL OF HONOUR President 1987 – 2000 2000 - 2001 2001 - 2002 2002 Vice President 1987 - 2000 2000 - 2004 2004 - 2005 2006 - 2007 2007 2008 Secretary 1987 - 2000 2000 - 2002 2002 - 2004 2005 - 2005 2005 - 2007 2007 - 2009 2009 Treasurer 1987 - 2000 2000 - 2001 2001 - 2003 2004 - 2007 2008 Ultra Athletes of the Year – (introduced 2002) 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Rising star award – (introduced 2004) 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Cliff Young award (best performance O60 24 hrs) 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Bryan Smith Award (best 24 hr performance) 2008 2009 2010 AURA aggregate points competition 2002 2003 2004 2005

Geoff Hook Paul Ashton Gary Parsons Ian Cornelius Tony Rafferty Nigel Aylott Phil Essam Paul Every Kevin Cassidy Robert Boyce Dot Browne Phil Essam Ian Clarke Fred Brooks Sandra Howorth Jonathan Blake Brett Saxon Colin Browne Sheila Hunter Graham Ives Warren Holst Jo Blake Yiannis Kouros, no female award Yiannis Kouros, no female award David Criniti, no female award Jonathan Blake, Emma Murray Kelvin Marshall, Siri Terjesen Tim Cochrane, June Petrie Martin Fryer, Kerrie Bremner Martin Fryer, Jackie Fairweather Jo Blake, Sharon Scholz Felicity Joyce, (no award for opposite sex) Chris Hills/James Turner, Tamyka Bell Chris Hills Nathan Fawkes Nathan Fawkes Not awarded Chris Hills Brian Evans David Jones Vlastik Skvaril Deryck Skinner Tony Collins Tony Collins Tony Collins Roger Guard Martin Fryer Martin Fryer Martin Fryer Stan Miskin, Shirley Young Kelvin Marshall, Carol Baird Kelvin Marshall, Carol Baird Peter Lahiff, Carol Baird

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Siri Terjesen (no award for opposite sex) Tim Cochrane Robert Boyce Mal Gamble Sharon Scholz

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Life members Geoff Hook Dot Browne Colin Browne Tony Rafferty Gerry Riley Kevin Cassidy Hall of Fame

Inducted 2003 Inducted 2003 Inducted 2003 Inducted 2005 Inducted 2005 Inducted 2006 see http://www.aura.asn.au/HallOfFame.html

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & PRIZEGIVING NOTICE is hereby given that the 25th Annual General Meeting of the Australian Ultra Runners Association Inc will be held by conference call at 7:00 pm EST on Tuesday 24 May, 2011 to consider the following business

1.

to confirm the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting, held on 20 April 2010.

2.

to consider and, if thought fit, to approve the Report of the Committee for the year ended 31 December 2010.

3.

to consider and, if thought, fit to approve the Financial Statements of Account for the year ended 31 December 2010.

4.

to elect office bearers and committee members. In this regard, the following positions become vacant and nominations are sought

President Vice President Secretary Assistant secretary Treasurer State representatives Nominations. Financial members are entitled to nominate for any of the above positions. Such nominations should be in writing, signed by two members of the Association and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate. In accordance with our Rules, such nominations should be sent to the AURA at PO Box 282 Runaway Bay Qld 4216 not less than 7 days before the date of the meeting. Members are encouraged to become involved in the running of your Association. 5.

To appoint an auditor. Mr Stuart Cole retires and will not be seeking re-appointment. Our sincere thanks to Mr. Cole for a job well done.

Dated this

20th

day of

April

2011

On behalf of the Committee

President

Treasurer

Note: As the meeting will be held by conference call, interested parties wishing to participate are asked to register their interest by telephoning the President on 0408 527 391 or email president@aura.asn.au

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NOMINATION FOR ELECTION TO THE COMMITTEE I hereby nominate for election to the Committee for the position of To be determined at the Annual General Meeting to be held by conference call on Tuesday 24 May, 2011.

Name

Signature

Address Proposer

Signature

Seconder

Signature

Send to Box 282 Runaway Bay Qld 4216 by Tuesday, 17 May 2011 or fax to 07 3011 1017 or email to president@aura.asn.au


FORM OF APPOINTMENT OF PROXY I, ……………………………………………………of ..................................................................... ……………………………………………………………….……………………………….…............................ being a member of AUSTRALIAN ULTRA RUNNERS’ ASSOCIATION INC hereby appoint ……………………………………………………... of ..................................................................... …………………………………………………………………………………………………................ being a member of that Incorporated Association, as my proxy to vote for me on my behalf at the general meeting of the Association (annual general meeting or special general meeting, as the case may be) to be held on the ……………………. day of ……………………. 20…… and at any adjournment of that meeting. If my proxy fails to attend the meeting, I appoint the Chairman of the meeting to be my proxy. My proxy is authorised to vote for the resolution(s) as follows. (Tick one box) For

Against

At discretion of proxy

Motion 1- approve minutes 2010 Motion 2 – accept report of committee Motion 3 – accept statements of account Motion 4 - election of office-bearers Motion 5 – appointment of auditor

Signed: ……………………………….

Date:

…………/………/ 20………..

This form must be sent to the Australian Ultra Runners’ Association Inc. at PO Box 282 Runaway Bay Qld 4216, to arrive no later than 48 hours before the scheduled time of the meeting. NOTES: 1. If you do not know a person who will be representing you at the meeting, you may appoint the "Chairman of the Meeting” in which case an address is not required. 2. If you fail to specify your intentions clearly, the proxy vote will be informal. 3. Only members who are financial are entitled to vote. (A member becomes unfinancial if his annual subscription is unpaid after a period of 3 months has elapsed from its due date.)


Shannon Proffit at Nerang State Forest

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